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Jul 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> i probably would not have used the term in that crowd, "obama care." because that personalized it. and all of a sudden it sounded like you were talking more about the president. >> but romney figures keeping health care a hot issue will help him in november and that's why his house republicans staged another vote. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> the internal report an what penn state did or did not do during the jerry sandusky years is set for release this morning. the findings in today's report could be exclusive of what the university-appointed investigator said back in november is confirmed. that quote failures by the school may have enabled the misconduct to occur and not be reported. nbc's chris clackham has details. >> reporter: three weeks after jerry sandusky's conviction of sexually abusing ten young boys, some even on the penn state campus, the university's braced for what may be more bombshells. the school paid internal investigation by former fbi director, louis freeh will be released online thursday among.
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
but the problems created by the devastating recent heat wave are still on the rise. according to the u.s. government, record heat has left corn and soybeans in the worst shape since 1988's farm belt drought and that means higher food prices could be on the way. nbc's jay gray has details. >> reporter: as a record heat wave finally begins to break, the concern, damage and deadly effects still linger. after temperatures over 100 degrees across much of the country for the past two weeks. >> it's a very dangerous circumstance. >> reporter: the extreme conditions are being blamed for at least 74 deaths across 14 states. and noaa scientists confirmed what many of us have already felt -- the first six months of this year have been hottest ever on record. >> we've seen worsening conditions across much of the intermountain west stretching through the central plains and into the ohio valley. that's having impacts on the ground such as the wildfires we've been seeing. also with agriculture. >> reporter: a cold front this week could drop temperatures in many places by 10 to 15 degrees, bringing some
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
on msnbc. >>> and this morning we begin with a deja vu debate. two weeks after the u.s. supreme court ruled it constitutional, the house of representatives voted again to repeal the affordable health care act. while the democratic-led senate will not debate or vote on the repeal, the house insisted on making the election-year point. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: it's a vote on health care that will not change the law. but republicans want to show their resolve to kill what they call obama care. >> this bill is making our economy worse, driving up the cost of health care and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. >> reporter: democrats warned against repeal. >> it closes a door to wellness that is now just being opened to over 30 million americans. >> reporter: house republican leaders have held 30 votes to kill the obama law. >> it's time for republicans to end their relenltless obsession of taking away health care benefits to millions of americans. >> reporter: americans are still divided. >> just because it's been rused constitutional doesn't mean that
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
arriving to commit terrorism. one woman has been arrested for a document likely to be of use as a terrorist as part of the same operation. all four will appear in court today. police say the arrests are not related to the upcoming olympic games which start a week from tomorrow. >>> in florida, a pair of armed robbers had the tables turned on them after storming an internet cafe. the attackers were holding a baseball bat and a gun, but a 71-year-old customer pulled out his own gun and shot the robbers as he chased them out the door. those suspects were wounded and later arrested. in pennsylvania, a kidnapping victim made a daring escape from a moving van. he rolled to the ground and ran toward police. he says he was grabbed off the street, stripped to his underwear and threatened with death. police have identified one suspect. >>> in boston, frightening moments for a woman after she tumbled down an escalator. when someone tried to help, she fell out of the chair completely. she suffered minor injuries. in new york, wild weather turned a subway station into a gushing geyser. commuters had to
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
users in the u.s. it all degan months ago when six acetonians were charged with corrupting four million computers world wide with malware forcing the computers to direct the user to sites they may not have intended. the scam hers made as much as $14 million off ads they sold on the destination sites. >> they found a way to tap into the one of the most lucrative sources of money on the internet and that's online advertising. >> reporter: after the scammers were caught, the fbi took over their serve verse allowing people to search without problems. now they're disconnecting an estimated 45,000 infected devices. >> the good news is the odds aren't high that you will be infected. the bad news is, if you are infected, you probably don't know. on monday, if your internet goes out, you'll have a hard time fixing your computer. >> reporter: logon to dcwgorg. it will tell you immediately if your machine has the virus and how to fix it. it's a simple test that can save you from a lot of potential problems. francisco nbc news. >>> hollywood is mourning ernest borgnine. he played the romantic lead
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
have not been able to confirm to us, if that was the only person involved in this shooting, if there are more suspects on the loose. we are obviously trying to gather as much information as we can as to whether or not there is a concern that there could be anyone else involved in this shooting. as local radio and television reports come through, we're of course going to be bringing them to you. but again, if you're just tuning in, about four minutes past 5:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 3:00 a.m. in colorado, where in a denver suburb of aurora there has been a shooting at a movie theater. they were showing "the dark knight rises," this of course being the new batman movie. and witnesses there on the scene reported that a masked gunman -- not sure if that is the only one involved -- stood up and just began shooting inside the theater. now, just imagine you're sitting there watching a movie, the terrifying scene that unfolded, and people coming out of the theater speaking with reporters, giving their account of just how horrific it was. people in the next theater saying that
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
's campaign turns up the heat on mitt romney. brian mooar joins us from washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. faced with bad headlines, the obama campaign wants to change the conversation. as congress returns today from its july 4th recess, president obama already has some work planned for lawmakers. later today he's reportedly going to ask congress to extend bush era tax cuts for americans making less than a quarter million dollars a year. the obama campaign needs to quickly pivot away from last week's feeble jobs report. it is aiming its guns not only on capitol hill, but on republican mitt romney's personal finances. >> he offshores most of his own personal investments presumably to shield them from taxes. >> i've never known of a swiss bank account to build an american bridge, to create american jobs. >> reporter: romney supporters call it a cheap shot and a distraction. >> i'm happy he's a successful businessman. we've got a president today who has never run a business. >> reporter: back on capitol hill a fight over the bush era tax cuts will
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
to revisit the nation's health care reform law. nbc's brian moore joins us from washington with the latest on all of this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: the house is heading forward with what looks like a show vote. for the republicans it's an important show in this election year. >> the gentle lady field yields back her time -- >> reporter: house republicans head back into battle today against president obama's health care reform law. >> it would make you believe it was all free. but it's not. it's going to cost somebody, and that's going to be the american citizens. >> reporter: the house is brushing aside the supreme court decision upholding the law. senate democrats, sure to shoot down any repeal. the senate is already looking ahead to the next big battleground. over extending the bush-era tax cuts. >> economic cons consequences of taking more money from successful people -- >> reporter: senate republicans are pushing back on president obama's call to extend the cuts for one year but only for those making less than $250,000 a year. >> let's not hold the vast majority of americans a
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 2:00am PDT
of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> reporter: a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl, a navy sailor, an air force reservist and two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives cut short. the president addressed a grieving community and talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >> reporter: the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, today will be advised of his rights and the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. it's the start of a legal process that may take months. >> we will convict him. yes. >> reporter: at issue whether the prosecutor will seek the death penalty. the defense will likely argue whether holmes is mentally competent while the city is forever changed. evidence will include what was found inside the suspect's apartment, explosiv
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
. he allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and use his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he would use. >> secretary of state hillary clinton urging talks on the south china sea. he urged talks over conflicting claims for the strategic water way. >> in france the search for missing claimers continues on mount blanc after an avalanche yesterday that killed nine. a dozen others were injured and four are unaccounted for. >> and in australia an extremely rare pink diamond is now on display at the mel bourne museum. the argyle pink jubilee is more than 8 carats and it's the largest ever found in australia. here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." "the washington times" points out vice president's biden was billed as campaign speech and there on the podium was the president's seal. the administration has said the seal would not be used. >> and harry reid on u.s. olympic uniforms being made in china. heap said the u.s. olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves and said they sudden put them in a pile and burn them. >> politico r
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
anyway, just one more time. do not try this call walking thing at home. that does it for us tonight. >>> day in court. the world gets the first look at the man accused of won of the worst mass murders in u.s. history. >>> lion's share. the ncaa imposes unprecedented sanctions against penn state in the wake of the sandusky sex scandal. >>> and what's in a kiss? a royal receiving line smooch raises some eyebrows. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going begin this morning with dazed and confused. the man accused in friday's murderous rampage at a colorado movie theater made his first courtroom appearance. all that happening on monday. leanne gregg joins us with the latest from aurora. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the theater where the mass murder took place remains closed while the investigation continues. it could be months before the trial begins. yesterday the public for the first time had a chance to look at the alleged killer face-to-face. the make shift memorial keeps growing ac
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
their community. maybe if you're in town, you'll stop by and join them. that does it for us tonight. don't forget, check out my work at wonkblog.com at the great "washington post" or follow me on twitter at twitter.com/ezraklein and on facebook, facebook.com/ez facebook.com/ezraklein. up next, "first look." "first look." >>> disastrous day. mitt romney angers his london host questioning london's readiness. and a duchess straoeuz their hand at ping pong. and could this be the largest ever captured. good morning. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we're going to begin this morning with damage control. this was supposed to be mitt romney's debut on the world stage, and instead after questioning whether london is up to task of hosting the 2012 olympics mitt romney's camp is doing an arguing with the english press. brian, good morning. >> good morning. mitt romney has been careful not to criticize the president or the u.s. government on the overseas list, and he probably should have added london to the list. questioning london's on the olympics. >> the story about the private security fi
MSNBC
Jul 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
and her 16-year-old daughter, hannah, get a first look at the damage at what used to be their home. >> it's gone. it's not lost in luggage somewhere, it's gone. >> reporter: fire÷÷ stripped aw everything. they are among the 246 families in the community of mountain shadows where little is left standing. >> i have to take that minute and look at that house, and i have to cry. >> reporter: two years ago, solich lost her daughter and son-in-law. this week,ç she told her son, marine logan pierce, his childhood home is gone. >> my son just sent me a text from afghanistan, ande said "we still have our memories." my kids grew up there. >> i'm leaving my house for probably the last time. >> reporter: it was tuesday when thousands fled the flames, a moving monster that swallowed home after home and claimed two lives. >> lord, each of us comes today with something that we need help with. >> reporter: in sunday's service, prayers for the victims, support for the survivors. across colorado, seven wildfires are ravaging the state, the era of what's been called superfires, massive blazes feeding on
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 2:00am PDT
that the law is largely constitutional, and zero chance the senate will go along. nbc's brian mooar joins us with more details. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. it is strictly for show but plays to the base of both parties. the house is voting today to repeal president obama's health care law. >> we are standing here for the american people against the largest middle-class tax increase in the history of the united states, and we will not stop until we are ultimately successful. >> reporter: democrats point out this is the 31st house vote on obamacare. >> one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. >> reporter: the next big fight is, who gets an extension of the bush era tax cuts? >> give mitt romney another tax break that would cost -- that would cost about a trillion dollars, and we can't afford it. >> the idea, i mean, the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we need more jobs is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal could come up with. >> reporter: with washington hopelessly grid
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
want to snuggle up with fox and friends. thanks for being with us. >>> bain battle. mitt romney goes on the defense about his discrepancy while at bain capital. and on display down under. twice as cute. an adorable kitten is born in rhode island with two faces. a little freaky but adorable all the same. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin with romney's exit from bain capital. a political firestorm erupted after filing showed bain capital listed as ban's ceo long after he was supposed to have left the company to run the winter olympics. the papers said documents filed through 2002 list romney as "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president." during this time, many of the job losses occurred. romney insists he was no longer at the firm and was never part of that decision making. a bain representative said at that due to romney's sudden departure in 1999 it took time to transfer his ownership to successors. the obama campaign pounced on the story calling it the "big bain lie."
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the u.s. census data for 2011 to be released during the fall peak of the presidential's campaign is expected to show the poverty rate rising to as high as 15.7%. that would be the highest rate since 1965 erasing gains from the war on poverty that created medicaid, medicare and other social welfare programs. the weak economy is being blamed especially long-term unemployment during the recession as is reduced aid from the government. >>> authorities say 11 people were killed and another 12 injured all in one pickup when it went off the road and slammed into two trees in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene says a blown-out tire could be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that has yet to be confirmed by usuals. u.s. customs officials are taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at the other news going on around america today. in new orleans a 17-story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as the grand palace, to
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
for us the county courthouse in centennial, colorado, with the details. leanne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. extra security is in place for the hearing later this morning. the courtroom is expected to be packed when holmes could face hundreds of charges. >> call people versus james holmes. >> reporter: all eyes again will be upon james holmes today just as during his first court appearance last week when he was read his rights. then holmes appeared dazed, unable to focus. >> you have a right to romaemai silent. >> reporter: court documents say prosecutors will seek 12 counts of attempted murder, first-degree among other charges. for the first time the suspect will officially hear what he faces in conjunction with the shooting deaths of 12 people and injuries of 58 others. a decision on whether to seek the death penalty could still be months away. the district attorney wants input from victims' families and survivors. >> if the death penalty is sought, that's a very long process that impacts their lives for years. and so they will want to have, and we will want to get, their in
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
it for us tonight. you can check out my work at wonkblog.com or follow me on twitter at twitter.com/ezraklein, and on facebook, facebook.com/ezraklein. now it is time for "the last more than a million people without power. >>> there she blows. a world war ii naval ship is sent to its final resting place off the coast of florida. >> and rockets red glare. the sun unleashes a solar display just in time for the fourth of july. good morning to you. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a mid-atlantic meltdown. in the middle of a stifling heat wave more than a million people are still without power this morning. crews are working feverishly to restore electricity. officials warn it may still be out for several more days raising fears the death toll now at 22 could continue to rise. >> reporter: washington, d.c. on day three of the massive power outage. it's another scorcher. and still no air conditioning for a million households from north carolina to new jersey. >> at this point what are we left to do? what are we left with? >> reporter: trees. work crews hav
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 2:00am PDT
class men. the polls are showing us while he is doing well with women and some other groups, this is a group that seems to be wavering between president obama and mitt romney. a recent average, shows the president with less than a three-point lead within the margin of error. on the fourth o of july, he addressed military members saying we need more immigration laws that allow immigrants to stay, like the dream act. mitt romney was up in new hampshire. while he tried to shy away from politics officially, he has been wrapped up in this debate over whether or not he contradicted himself in his campaign over the health care mandate. is it a penalty? is it a tax? romney says the supreme court called it a tax, so it is a tax. his campaign said otherwise. we will likely turn the focus back to the economy as new job numbers come out for june. lynn? >>> scientists at the large hadron collider have announced they have likely discovered the so-called god particle. it may explain how stars, planets, even life, how these things were created and held together. science editor, lawrence mcg
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
everyone. most of us do have air conditioning. we've been using it and abusing it. we'll start this morning with strong thunderstorms rolling through the northern plains, minneapolis, saginaw, michigan, green bay, and claire, wisconsin all areas dodging thunderstorms this morning and people waking up early in the morning. let's go minneapolis. severe thunderstorm warning on the east side of town. more storms building back behind here too so you're not done quite yet. one strong storm went through. another line still to come. most of these storms are now heading over here to the east. shift over here to interstate 94, there's a thunderstorm warning four. further east, green bay no severe weather for you but you're getting rain and lightning strikes up to the north. another round of storms coming at you in about a half hour and hour. pretty strong storm in central michigan. here's saginaw, michigan. these are drifting over saginaw and flint over interstate 75, hairy drive about an hour from now. keep that in mind some of the travel trouble spots as you start your morning. yesterday a very hot
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
the u.s. has stopped trying. >> we had a series of these that have gone on year after year. the point is we don't do anything to make it harder. we had legislation in the aftermath of events in the past that president kennedy's assassination. we had assault weapon ban. basically over the course of the last 20 years, we have given up. >> al sharpton and "politics nation" is week days at 6:00 p.m. >>> sally wry who blazed a trail as the first american woman to fly to space died in her home yesterday after a battle with cancer. she was a physicist and accepted into the space program in 1978 after answering an ad for astronauts. in 1983 at the age of 32, she became the youngest american to n. space during her first mission aboard the space shuttle "challenger." ride flew a second challenger mission the following year and later made it her mission to inspire young people, especially girls, to do well in math and science. sally ride was 61 years old. >>> and now here's your "first look" at the other stories making news in america. in new jersey, there was drama at a car wash after an elderl
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2012 2:30am PDT
a large swath of the u.s. enduring another day of relentless heat, but is there light at the end of the tunnel? >>> exit wound. shocking new video shows the moments leading up to a huge pileup on a dallas off ramp. >>> and -- with a bang. out with a bang. a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks to go off at once. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with going to extremes. relief could be in sight for millions of americans who have endured nearly a week of record-breaking heat, but the dangerous heat wave forecast to break this weekend in many parts of country is still not over yet. nbc's dan shenaman has that story. >> reporter: 92 degrees before 9:00 a.m. another hot day just beginning in chicago. the temperature eventually soared to 103, a new record for the day. just two degrees shy of the city's all-time record. it's blamed for this buckling pavement. >> happening from wisconsin to texas you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> repor
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
is the best new thing in the world today. >>> that does it for us tonight don't forget, you can check out my work at wonkblog.com or follow me on twitter @ezraklein or on facebook at facebook.com/ezraklein. twitter.com. up next, "first look." >>> early warning? authorities in colorado uncover what could be key evidence in the investigation into last week's theater massacre. >>> cinema chaos. nerves are rattled after two brawls break out at a pennsylvania movie theater. >>> and high dive. an austrian daredevil takes a plunge from 18 miles above the earth's surface. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with a possible explanation. new information has surfaced about the suspected gunman in last week's colorado theater shooting that claimed 12 lives. law enforcement officials say james holmes mailed a package to the school he attended containing detailed writings about killing people. nbc's jed gray has details. >> reporter: federal agents tell nbc news james holmes told them wh
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
and brings us into the 21st century, into a new vista. >> scientists know that 95% of the universe is made of what they call dark matter that they can't see. the his bozon could be the link between ordinary stuff and that dark matter. in the next two years, scientists will be ramping up the collider of lucerne to even higher energies precisely to try to answer that question. >>> that was itn's lawrence mcginty reporting >>> here is a look at other news going on around american. in alabama, a different kind of fourth of july blast. crews there blew up the 13-story building complex at the university of alabama. the rose towers as they were known, housed more than 30,000 students and faculty over five decades. some of the alumni even came back to watch a piece of their past come tumbling down. it will take three weeks to clean up the rubble from the explosion. >>> in illinois, a train derailment and bridge collapse north of chicago. it is not clear which happened first. several of the 138 train cars being hauled across the state were mangled in the wreckage. the train was carrying coal from w
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2012 5:30am EDT
was not paying attention. looks like it. >>> in tennessee, a pentecostal church pastor has no plans to stop using live snakes as part of his sermons. he does so in violation of a state law that forbids the possession of venomous snakes. the pastor admits he's been bitten four times. church members are allowed to come up and handle the serpents. the pastor says you don't pick up the snake unless the spirit moves you. >>> finally in st. louis, this has belly ache written all over it. it is a two-foot long hot dog rollaled out at busch stadium. how about that? it's called the giant slugger. that's appropriate. it's larger than five jumbo dogs and weighs a pound. if that's not add, add chili and why not some other toppings? it's going to cost you, though. it's about $26 for the dog. maybe you can spread it out, breakfast, lunch and dinner. so it's kinds of affordable. >>> now for a look at your national weather, bill karins and your weather channel forecast. >> i'm willing to bet you've never had a chili dog. >> you're right. >> you've never had a chili dog? >> never a chili dog. plenty of hot dogs b
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney. >>> dust bowl -- new data ranks this year's as one of the worst droughts in u.s. history. >>> and off course -- at france's bastile day parade, high winds carry a parachutist way off his mark. >>> this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a war of words. the race for the white house is getting testy with president obama not letting up attacks on mitt romney's record at bain capital and the outsourcing of jobs. romney's team has been out in force defending their candidate. nbc's brian mooar joins us with more. >> reporter: if mitt romney is waiting for an apology, it might be a while. from president obama no apologies for the sharp new attacks on republican mitt romney and his leadership time at bain capital. >> no, we won't be apologizing. >> reporter: an obama campaign spokesman took the fight to a whole new level when she claimed that romney is lying to the nation about when he left bain or committed a felony in filing false documents with government regulators. >> he is claim i wasn't there at the time, except he files an s.e.c. listing that says he
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
trip outside the u.s. since the tucson incident, in which six people were killed and the perfect photos to lift our hearts after yet another horrible mass shooting. the best new thing in the world today. the horrible mass shooting. the best new thing in the world today. up next, "first look." >>> mile-high fallout. investigators continue to comb through evidence from one of the deadliest shooting rampages in the nation's history. >>> blink of an eye -- dramatic pictures captures the beginning of a flood in arizona. >>> and bone of contention -- archaeologists may be one step closer to unraveling one of the world's most enduring mysteries. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with final good-byes -- as colorado shooting suspect james holmes sits in solitary confinement this morning, relatives of those killed in last friday's theater massacre have begun the grim task of planning their funerals, with the first one being held today. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. >> reporter: the focus in aurora today turned back t
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
pictures at the top of the show dealing with the drought and the how it's going to affect all of us with the corn prices as we go forward. just giving you an example, this is looking at the month of july. for the first 16 days of the month, i highlighted a few spots. this is how much rain has fallen. indianapolis, only a trace. literally a couple drops in the bucket. less than a quarter of an inch from kansas city to wichita. it's widespread. new england has been dry. from buffalo to boston, barely any rainfall this month of july. yesterday, of course, the ground is very dry. we haven't had the rain. it's very easy for the sun to heat things up. all the areas that i've circled here, almost all of the country was 95 degrees or hotter yesterday. the hottest spot that i saw was rapid city at 103. now, this morning, we're starting off very warm. it feels like 87 in st. louis as you step outside. 85 in chicago. so those are the areas that are going to be favored for the hottest temperatures today. eventually a cold front that is now appearing in minnesota and wisconsin will drop down and
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
will get the economy going and finally get us on track to a balanced budget. >> reporter: jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> last night on "hardball", new york senator chuck schumer said when it comes to digging out of our economic hole, the democrats' tax plan is both politically and practically the right way to go. >> everyone knows the economy is slowly -- all too slowly making progress. i think people understand that and live with it, and i don't think they blame president obama. they want to know how you get us out of this problem. and the way to get us out of this problem, the way the democrats prescribe it, is a lot different than the way the republicans prescribe it. we believe in focusing on the middle class. they believe on focusing on the most well-to-do. that's a winner for us, but it's the right policy for america, most importantly of all. >> each night, chris plays hardball with some of the nation's most prominent politicians and news makers. be sure to watch "hardball with chris matthews" 5:00 and 7:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> here's your first look at some of the othe
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Jul 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
was a hit for griffith on broadway, tv and film. for most of us, andy griffith will always be remembered as the sheriff of mayberry and opie's pa. >> that was a pretty good idea i come up with, huh? sglrk mark barger, fsn news. >> here's your "first look" at news around america today. in mississippi incredible video shows a car that turned right into a rocket. it launched into midair after slamming into a section of road that buckled from the heat. the driver could be seen losing control and heading the wrong way into oncoming traffic. amazingly, no injuries were reported. >>> in illinois, even professionals trying to demonstrate the dangers of messing around with fireworks can learn the hard way. a woman suffered minor burns on her foot after the canisters used to shoot fireworks in the air tipped over, causing the pyrotechnics to go out of control. organizers say the mishap proves their point about firework safety this holiday. >>> in chicago, it was canine chaos as a fugitive fide was able to stay one paw ahead of the law. i'll be here all week, bill, tip your bartenders. police hound
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Jul 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
's brian mooar joins us live from washington with details. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. in israel, romney did take a hard line on iran but didn't overtly criticize u.s. policy. -- tour brings him to poland today after a successful stop in israel and a visit to london, memorable for all the wrong reasons. in israel, he sent a strong message to iran. >> my message to the people of israel and the leaders of iran is one and the same. we will not look away. >> reporter: but it was also a message to american voters. the imagery on this trip is romney looking presidential. romney visited the wtern wall and appeared in a series of high-level photo opes, rubbing shoulders with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, an old friend, who is no fan of obama. but this foreign trip is still headlined by his faux pas in london. >> mitt romney wondered london was ready for the olympics, and i think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether mitt romney is ready for the world. >> reporter: mitt romney moving on but still smarting from that stumble on the wor
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Jul 31, 2012 2:00am PDT
with a speech in warsaw. brian mooar joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: mitt romney trying to send subtle messages about president obama but headlines are altogether different. in poland, mitt romney received the blessing of lek walessa. >> translator: be successful. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: instead of a focus of sweeping photo-opes, today, about his latest dustups. the republican candidate heaped praise on the israeli culture and economy. that deeply offended palestinians, already angry that romney declared jerusalem the israeli capital. >> this does not help those trying to protect and save lives in this region. >> reporter: this has allies and enemies back at home in full spin mode. >> i'm sure governor romney was talking about was the israeli economy has grown and prospered in a dramatic fashion. >> and it is clear that there are some people who have taken a look at those comments and are scratching their heads a bit. >> reporter: mitt romney's foreign tour, making headlines, but not the ones his campaign had hoped for. romney made his remarks at a $1 million fund-ra
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
builds for tonight's opening ceremony of the 2012 olympics and tracie potts is in london for us and has more on the final preparations that are under way. >> reporter: 60,000 will pack the olympic stadium, and how will ""slumdog millionaire"" director entertain millions around the world. >> we want it to be the best discovery. >> reporter: the cast is sworn to secretcy. >> it's absolutely incredible. so speechless. i am probably going to cry. >> around olympic park, there is plenty for the public to see and do. workers are putting the finishing touches on theark and archery is the only sporting event happening today. and british soldiers are helping keep the olympics secure. >> usually i am my own security. and all these guys should feel safe because i am here. >> the olympic torch is here, too. it arrives at the stadium tonight. tracie potts, nbc news, london. >>> severe weather hits part of the midwest and east yesterday. in new york, apassable tornado brought down trees and power lines. there were multiple reports of damaged buildings but nobody was injured. curfew is in effect, whil
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Jul 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
until we really get to maybe september or so. yesterday, just, you know, we were used to the fact at this point where kansas, missouri, kentucky, indiana, were going to see very hot conditions. but look what happened in detroit yesterday. it was 102 in detroit, michigan. even more impressive than that, syracuse, new york, one of the snowiest spots and snowiest cities in the entire country, was 101 degrees. so this heat just, it's widespread and it keeps bouncing back and forth. it got very hot yesterday in d.c., too. and this morning we're holding onto the heat. the heat index, it feels like 86 degrees this morning in new york city when you start your day. the only spots that are hotter than that, louisville ties that and st. louis feels like 89 this morning. that's just gross. when you're that hot to start it's going to be a hot finish, too. we do have some thunderstorms cooling a few people off here, especially up in wisconsin. anywhere from green bay down to central michigan. but the hot weather is what's going to dominate the map once again today. you'll be lucky if you get th
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2012 2:00am PDT
dismissing calls from within his own party. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. tracie, good morning to you. >> hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. it's not just democrats as you mentioned who want to see more of what romney has earned in recent years but now prominent republicans as well. mississippi governor haley barbour, alabama's governor bentley also calling on him to release those returns. no word from the romney camp that any further release is on the way, and they are not alone. texas governor rick perry, a former republican rival says that romney should be as open as possible. meantime on the other side we've got republicans criticizing the obama campaign for what they're saying about mitt romney. john mccain calls the campaign disgraceful for targeting those tax returns and romney's time with bain capital. he calls it chicago-style sleazy campaigning and saying the focus should the be on5 trillion added to the deficit. meantime former new hampshire governor john sununu said he shouldn't have said that president obama needs to learn to be an amer
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
're going to get hotter. there's nothing to cool us off until the cold front comes down tuesday around minneapolis and wednesday throughout areas of the great lakes and new england. so the high pressure set up right over the top of tennessee. there's very little cloud cover. many of us will bake in the sun all morning long. heat advisories from the dakotas to minneapolis to green bay. new york and philadelphia also under heat advisories. how hot will it get today? today, mid 90s for the i-95 corridor. we'll see possible triple-digit heat around minneapolis, green bay could get 99 degrees. that is is a very hot air mass, very unusual for these areas to get that hot. st. louis and indianapolis continuing very hot and very dry. and it's a three-day heat wave. i think the tuesday will be the hottest day of it with 100 around st. louis and indianapolis. 99 in d.c. and then probably the last day of the heat wave will be on wednesday, we'll be in the mid to upper 90s from new york city southward and 100 from indianapolis to st. louis. it's not the extreme 105s of the last heat wave, but this
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> and in oklahoma, police had to use a robot to move and then blow up explosives found in a home in tulsa. officers, stumbled upon the catch after a routine traffic stop. they found a cannon with more than a dozen firearms and drugs. two people were arrested. >>> to california, just incredible video that's just been released. it shows a killer whale attacking a trainer at the sea world resort in 2006. that trainer did survive. but it shows the man as you can see, fighting for eight minutes at times struggling with the whale under water. despite numerous injuries, that trainer still works at sea world. that is frightening to even watch. >>> and in massachusetts, this is one big, bad lobster. a 21-pounder was caught off the coast of cape cod. where was i when this happened? but don't even think about putting on a bib, this big guy is headed for a new life at the new england aquarium in boston. he's not even going to be the record-breaker there. the aquarium once had a 35-pounder. known as lob-zilla. >>> for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i'm still not ov
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